Begin this discussion activity by watching the video clip, Too Late to Apologize, a Declaration.
This light-hearted video considers a serious question â€“ was it in fact too late for either side to back down? At the time there were advocates who strongly supported each position. Loyalty, honor, and economics all influenced people’s point of view.
Discuss whether you believe that England and the colonies had irreconcilable differences that could only be resolved though military action. Support your answer with specific examples.
Discuss how economics factored into the decision to break with England.